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Acer TravelMate 8571

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 8571 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Acer TravelMate 8571. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Acer TravelMate 8571 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer TravelMate 8571 specifications page.

NameAcer TravelMate 8571
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor: 3MB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen15.6“ WXGA (1366 x 768)
GraphicsIntel GMA 4500MHD
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUnknown
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100/1000
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorksFor the microphone to work you may need to update your version of ALSA. In Ubuntu 9.10 install the linux-backports-modules-alsa-karmic-generic package and then reboot.
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot TestedWorks for SD Cards
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorksQuality not Great but Acceptable

Notes

Tested with Ubuntu 9.10.

[22/06/2010 - Tested with TM8571-944G32Mn] Also works fine with Ubuntu 10.04, except that: *the built-in microphone works perfectly straight after install. *the screen display seems very slightly soft/fuzzy *”Suspend“ does not work (you cannot resume). However “Hibernate” works fine. I upgraded the BIOS from v1.09 to v1.36, which many people recommended to fix the Suspend problem. After this, Suspend “still” did not work, but at least the computer no longer got completely stuck. *Optical Drive: initially did not recognize audio CDs at all, and would hang on trying to eject them - after upgrading BIOS to v1.36, audio CDs and Optical Drive now work perfectly.

Summary

The Acer Travelmate 8571 works just fine with Linux.

acer_travelmate_8571.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/07 16:57 by don